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“When I discover the lives of men, I feel myself being shot into an incessant flight, I see them entangled in the daily acceptance of things as in a world of masks that is foreign to me.” In Chirino, the fire, which is fanned by the wind, occupies the center. Through fire pass the oldest transformations, to constitute a whole cosmos. In the sculptor's worldview, the form becomes a burned-out spiral, a metaphor for the eternal movement of the universe. The spiral, its eternal emblem, starting from the first flame of aboriginal worldview. It’s the magical idea of those who thought of the world as expansion of a center, whose soul is fire and its form, a labyrinth. “A spiral is the beginning and the end: forward and backward is the same. It’s the beginning of life and the other. I don’t know where a work begins and ends ... and that's the spiral.“

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From that unfathomable abyss, arises the iron circle that fire sets fire and expands. From a center that moves, the sculptor draws an order and movement that penetrates the space to make it the place of the world. Chirino's worldview oscillates between a rusty forest and a telluric garden, where he seeks to restore harmony. Sometimes, the symmetry darkens and an allegorical game tries to recompose the lost unit, losing itself in the labyrinth of shadows. The parts in the place of the whole, now made fragments of the absent, reconstruct a world marked by silence. “Some suffering is inherent to the creative process, which is what the British call discomfort, and which eludes both to disagreement and to restlessness. To some extent, pain is the toll we pay to achieve well-being and harmony with ourselves.”

As Chirino loved the spiral, we dare to pay him a modest homage with a positive thought. If the spiral is the beginning and the end, then, the eternal life that we hope after death, goes forward while, backward is the work done. If the artist is the origin as creator, the beginning of the life of each sculpture... then his ellipses, are the legacy of his work. We wish a happy spiral ascending trip to this genius sculptor who worked so much the material. He has now become part of that other world that awaits us all: the immaterial and ethereal dimension, the spiral going towards the unknown infinite.

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